As I unpacked the individual items from each of many boxes, I heard myself saying, “Wow! I love this! Where should I put it? Where will I reach for it easily and use it often?” Having made my last of three moves in less than one year, I am finally fully unpacked and happily able to find those special things that bring me joy…the citrus juicer from the family soda fountain c1956, the can opener my parents received as an engagement gift, my grandmother’s beaded evening bag, the crystal vase from my brother’s wedding, the exquisite chopsticks I bought in Japan, the hand-painted platters I gingerly carried back from Turkey. You get the picture.
Do you hear yourself saying, “I’m saving this for a special occasion?” Or, do you say, “I’ll take those out for guests someday?”
I’m here to tell you that your “special occasion” is here. It’s TODAY. And, the guest of honor has arrived. It’s YOU. Take those diamond earrings out of the safe. Take Grandma’s good china out of storage. Take your Tuxedo or your father’s cufflinks out of that dusty box, just because.
Take yourself out of second position and step into the occasion – every day.
Our lives are filled with beautiful things we receive or buy, yet we never give them life. They stay carefully wrapped in the cupboard. They get stuck in our paradigms of how things “should” be. They become clutter, instead of the pleasure or treasure they truly are.
It’s time to get out of the “rules and conventions” of how to live, how to wear things, how to be.It’s time to live in and radiate your joy, your gifts, your success.
As we look ahead to the second half of this year, look ahead with a vision of yourself surrounded by the people and things you love, old and new. Give them an appropriately esteemed, active, daily place in your life. Give them the opportunity to be a reflection of you, your life, your loves. Make them a celebration of your life’s story.
It’s time to see yourself as the shining, brilliant star that you are. Celebrate yourself. You are the occasion.
And, if you’re in the southern California area or would like to be, please join me on August 11-12, 2012 for my Radiate Your Success 2-Day Image Expansion Workshop (women only this time, gents.) Immerse yourself in the elements of style and emerge as the best of you, with your unique, expanded personal style, turning your potential into your reality, for all the world to see. Click here for more information.
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Until next time, be nice to your self,